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A Tantric New Year
Celebrating Peace, Love, & Harmony
Hosted By Marilynne Chophel & Michael Pooley... Featuring Jennifer Berezan, Arthur Hull, & Friends

When: Saturday, January 1st, 2005 | 7:00pm to 11:00 pm
Where: Santa Cruz Veterans Hall, Performance Hall, 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Cost: $25/person (if reservation is received by midnight, Friday, Dec 31st) or $30 at the door
Reservations: Call (831) 457-6535 or email
Please bring a cushion or pillow to sit on, and any sacred objects for the group altar.
Puja clothes by Jwala on sale: 5pm - 6:45pm (see below for details).
Healthy food & beverages provided by Convergence Organic Catering.

About This Special New Years Day Celebration
Weaving together various spiritual, musical, and heart-based traditions, Marilynne Chöphel & Michael Pooley, Jennifer Berezan, Arthur Hull, and other guests will facilitate a special New Year celebration devoted to personal and spiritual harmony, healing of the earth, and world peace. The evening will feature a sacred Puja (tantric ritual) as well as group participation and exploration of the healing ecstasy of sound, conscious communication and connection, devotional chanting, drums and ecstatic dance, sacred movement, and energetic awakening.

Together, we'll celebrate the new year through sacred rituals and practices to connect deeply with our selves and others, expand our personal and social awareness, and awaken our potential for transformation in each moment. We will tone, chant, sing, and play with sound and rhythm as a path to healing, joy, and wisdom. No musical experience necessary. Feel free to bring sacred objects for our altar, as well as drums, rattles, etc... and of course, your open heart and mind. Reservations are strongly encouraged. We look forward to seeing you there!

Jennifer Berezan About Jennifer Berezan
Jennifer Berezan is a multifaceted, award-winning singer/songwriter, teacher, producer, and ritualist with a lifelong passion for ancient sacred music, healing, and Goddess Spirituality. She has nurtured a loyal international following for her songs of profound depth that tackle contemporary issues with insight and striking melodies. Her most recent projects, Praises for the World and Returning, create an extraordinary healing and celebratory musical landscape of devotional and ecstatic chants – featuring many world-renowned singers, musicians, and poets. She travels extensively throughout North America and Europe, performing, leading tours and teaching classes and workshops. Jennifer is a member of the Faculty at the California institute of Integral Studies. Visit her website at

About Arthur Hull
Arthur Hull
Arthur Hull is recognized as the father of the modern day community drum circle movement. A talented performer, gifted rhythmatist, and charismatic facilitator, Arthur is an internationally acclaimed master at facilitating diverse groups around the world through a joyful and inspiring experience using music and rhythm. Arthur is much beloved for his wit and humor and for inspiring and motivating people beyond cultural and personal barriers. Arthur has used the Village Music Circles™ metaphor to build team spirit and promote unity in corporations, schools and communities worldwide. With a mission to make the pleasure and the power of rhythm accessible to everyone, Arthur brings his fun and inspirational rhythm experience to communities from corporate executives to kids at risk. Visit his website at

Jwala Puja Clothes On Sale!
Goddesswear & Godwear by Jwala
5pm to 6:45pm (and afterwards)

Tantric Priestess Jwala travels to India to pick out sensual fabrics and creates flowing designs for tantra pujas and sensual ceremonies. Her inventory includes kimonos, elastic pants, vests, sarongs, decorative belts, see-through wraps, goddess outfits, bellydance costumes and sensual sheet and pillowcase sets. Come by early and get decked out in true tantric fashion for the evening celebration.

The Art of Ecstatic Love
Michael Pooley, Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher®
P.O. Box 66307, Scotts Valley, CA 95067-6307
Phone: (408) 309-0962 | Email:

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